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What is hydronic greenhouse heating?

June 24, 2017
Rick Donnan

I am a commercial grower of hydroponic tomatoes in basic unheated plastic tunnel houses. My yields are reasonable, but far lower than I am told growers achieve in good heated greenhouses.

I am considering upgrading to a better heated greenhouse. I often see references to hydronic heating as a common method for heating greenhouses. Would you please explain what hydronic heating is?

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Innovation Key Feature at Foodpro 2017

June 23, 2017
foodpro 2017

As foodpro 2017 nears, it’s clear that incredible new innovations from across the industry will again feature heavily across the show floor. In what will be the largest show yet, many of the technologies to be showcased at foodpro will create serious change for the food manufacturing industry. This event will be at the Sydney International Convention Centre Exhibition Building, Darling Harbour, from 16 – 19 July 2017.

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Vertical Farming Conference

June 22, 2017

Herman van Bekkem will discuss the Greenpeace vision for ecological farming and especially Vertical Farming in Europe’s main cities, on the 28 June 2017, at the Vertical Farming Conference in Venlo, The Netherlands. Herman van Bekkem is an agricultural expert with Greenpeace and tries to educate the agricultural sector for ecological farming on the seven principles set up by Greenpeace. (The report on the Greenpeace vision for ecological farming, and the seven principles, can be downloaded freely from their website)

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Calling all growers and allied trade

June 19, 2017
Apex-Brinkman PCA Conference

Are you fascinated by harvesting light to grow plants?

How about plant factories focusing on high hygiene for food safety?

Medical marijuana?

Or converting a farm from soil to hydroponics?

Do you want to visit several commercial hydroponic and greenhouse farms?

Then join us at the APEX-Brinkman Protected Cropping Australia conference, 9-12 July 2017 at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

Click here for the detailed speaker program.

Click here for the SOLD OUT trade exhibition and partner list.

Click here if you haven’t booked yet.  Ω

Posted 19 June 2017

25th Anniversary Collection now available

June 13, 2017
25th Anniversary Collection dual set DVD

Celebrating 25 years of publishing with the release of our ‘Anniversary Collection 1991-2016’ dual DVD set at an awesome price – http://tinyurl.com/ybnhyxml

The 25th Anniversary Collection set contains every issue of Practical Hydroponics & Greenhouses magazine since the first issue, from Nov/Dec 1991 to Nov/Dec 2016. Fully indexed, each issue is a press quality interactive PDF file. Read More »

Dehumidify the air inside the greenhouse

June 13, 2017

Folks, it’s only a few weeks before this event commences. A must attend conference & trade show highlighting the latest research, expert advice, and growing technologies.

Mr Ziv Shaked from DryGair will be at the Brinkman Australia stand during The Apex-Brinkman PCA Conference in Adelaide, and you can ask him how to control humidity and save on energy with the DryGair Dehumidifying units. www.drygair.com Read More »

Aquaponics: Combining hydroponics with aquaculture

May 21, 2017
Wilson Lennard

Learn a method to produce hydroponic nutrient mixture and strength analogues in an aquaponic environment at the coming Apex-Brinkman Protected Cropping Australia (PCA) biennial conference and trade show to be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre, South Australia, from 9-12 July 2017. Read More »